Affordable Access

The formation of cosmic fullerenes from arophatic clusters

Authors
  • Elisabetta R, Micelotta
  • Anthony P, Jones
  • Jan Cami
  • Els Peeters
  • Jeronimo, Bernard-Salas
  • Giovanni, Fanchini
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal
Publisher
American Astronomical Society
Publication Date
Dec 10, 2012
Volume
761
Issue
1
Pages
35–35
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

Fullerenes have recently been identified in space and they may play a significant role in the gas and dust budget of various astrophysical objects including planetary nebulae (PNe), reflection nebulae, and H II regions. The tenuous nature of the gas in these environments precludes the formation of fullerene materials following known vaporization or combustion synthesis routes even on astronomical timescales. We have studied the processing of hydrogenated amorphous carbon (aC: H or HAC) nanoparticles and their ...

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times